Registration now needed for Mangotsfield Sort It recycling centre

Published on: 28 Feb 2016

Recycling Centre

RESIDENTS who want to use the Sort It recycling centres in South Gloucestershire must now register their vehicle to access the sites.
Householders must make sure they register at least 24 hours before their next visit. People can sign up at any time of year and only need to do it once, unless they change their address or vehicle.
Chair of South Gloucestershire Council’s communities committee, Cllr Heather Goddard, said: “We have introduced vehicle registration at our Sort It recycling centres to help reduce the number of people from neighbouring council districts and commercial users from visiting our sites.
“Residents can sign up at any time and it’s very easy to register online, over the phone or at any of South Gloucestershire’s One Stop Shops.”
There are two types of registration:
- Standard vehicle registration for vehicles of any size (up to 3.5 tonnes) that have rear and/or side facing windows including cars of any size, camper vans, people carriers etc.
Restricted vehicle registration for:
• vans of any size without rear facing windows including minibuses, camper vans and cars
• 4×4s, pick-up trucks or people carriers (MPV) without rear seats and/or windows or with an open back
• flatbed vehicles, box vans, horse boxes with integrated cab and agricultural vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes.
Restricted vehicles are limited to 12 visits a year. Access times for large vehicles will continue to apply (Monday to Friday,10am-2pm; Saturday, 8.30am-12noon; Sunday, no access).
The height and trailer restrictions at Little Stoke Sort It Recycling Centre will also remain in place.
To register your vehicle visit You can also sign up over the phone on 01454 868000 or at the One Stop Shops.
For information about what can be accepted at the Sort It centres, where to find them and opening times visit

Comments (1)

  1. jeff dobbs:
    May 14, 2016 at 03:46 PM

    This article is in the Downend Voice, i live in Downend yet my postcode come just into Bristol, now i cannot use a recycle centre that we have used for years, what a farce. My nearest recycle centre is now in Bristol, through traffic and totally inconvenient i feel that once again in the name of, well whatever people will now cram their general rubbish bins with green waste etc or go back to dumping, come on South glow whats the deal?

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